I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, we were driving in and out of mist, at elevations at or around 3,000 feet, but we decided to pull off the parkway at Craggy Gardens. Like every other “chance” we took on … Continue reading On Top of the World
In our summertime quest for NC waterfalls, we experienced the very large and powerful – Linville Falls springs to mind – an immense volume of water with tremendous force cutting through great stone canyons. We experienced the refreshing and exhilarating … Continue reading Slippery Rock Falls
That’s pretty much it! After a day of touring the larger-than-life Biltmore Estate, we were ready to get back-to-nature! Mr. Garner had scheduled a visit to the Pisgah National Forest, the home of several lovely waterfalls, and somewhat close to … Continue reading Relaxing on a Rock at Looking Glass Falls
Now that the kids are older, Mr. Garner and I are re-discovering our love of hiking. Part of our decision to drive the Blue Ridge was in order to chase a few waterfalls! North Carolina has gorgeous waterfalls. If you’ve … Continue reading Wonder and Awe at Linville Falls!
I love the Blue Ridge Parkway! Driving along the crest of the mountain chain, one is treated to mile after mile of purple mountain majesty, hidden valleys, rippling hills, highland fields full of wildflowers, farms with sheep or cows grazing, … Continue reading Stumbling Over the Tanawha Trail
We set out in the morning, driving South on Rt 221, heading towards Asheville. We had crossed the New River twice before it occurred to me that we should look for a place to stop and have a look. The … Continue reading Dipping our Feet in the Ancient New River…
We set out from the farm in the morning, driving South on Rt 221, heading towards Asheville.We stopped for gas, took a picture for Papa Gene. Smith’s, get it? Soon we realized we were accompanied by throngs of wildflowers marching … Continue reading We Set Out Accompanied by Wildflowers…